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This pdf consists of a small number of photographs picked from a huge number taken during the conversion of a retired school bus. I mentioned the tools that my friend Trevor used but forgot the hack saw!
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He has done very well. N
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This kind of project is one that eliminates boredom!! Similar to my ‘66 Mustang restoration.

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...like eating an elephant...one bite at a time...

Very nice conversion...best of luck and safety to them in their travels...
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That's quite a feat and very well done. I'm guessing he's a well equipped tradesman with knowledge in this type of work? How much time has he had to this point? I have to admit that your style school bus looks far superior than what we have in the ones in the states. That might be one a private school would use but not our local public schools.
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Yup; prety much the standard up here, Steve.
They're talking about making seat belts mandatory in school buses here, after that tragic collision that wiped out the young hockey team.
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I think it needs a roll-up sun shade because it's a bit small for daytime camping. OK for a rainy day, but you'd want to spend a lot of time outside much of the time. Sleeping indoors is definitely my preference when camping, preferably at a Hilton. As a kid we camped a lot, probably because we were always broke. Admire the craftsmanship and original thinking though. I particularly like using the exhaust to heat the water, and having a small generator aboard as a backup. Doesn't look like a lot of weight was added, other than the water.
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Harry, just make sure you have 9 grandkids like me. That will keep you busy when: school is out; kids are sick, kids play sports which one must attend, music recitals. Did I miss anything?
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If ever I took on a similar project I would first hire a small motor home to see if I liked the lifestyle (& I'm sure I would)but I've left my run a little late. Your friend did a terrific job Harry.James.
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Appreciate the share. Wish them many happy journeys
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